Beginner Darkroom Photography Series


Photography can be so much more hands-on than pixels trapped behind a glass screen. Liberate your images into the real world! You’ll learn to capture images on a film camera, process film, and print your own black-and-white images in a traditional darkroom facility. Using chemistry and light, you’ll create unique prints entirely handmade by you. *Registration Link at the bottom of this page.

This three-part, all-supplies-included introduction to black-and-white film processing is for new and returning analog enthusiasts!

*This course is for ages 16 and up. Children ages 12-15 may register to attend, but a parent must also be registered to attend the workshop series with them.

Part One – Film Photo Walk

Thursday, March 9 from 5-7pm at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center (223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208)

  • This two-hour class begins at Oak Cliff Cultural Center with an introduction to the history of film photography, followed by technical instructions for loading film and operating a reusable film camera. Once everyone is familiar with the equipment, the class is led by DCP’s instructor on an outdoor photo walk of the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Participants will leave the class having shot an entire roll of film and developed a new appreciation and skill for analog photography.

Part Two – Processing

Thursday, March 16 from 6-9pm at Dallas Center for Photography (4756 Algiers St, Dallas, TX 75207)

Location Map here:

  • During this three-hour class in DCP’s darkroom, students hand process their shot roll of film from the first class using traditional black-and-white darkroom chemistry and techniques, bringing the latent image into view. Participants walk away with their own fully processed film negatives and a newfound skill in traditional film processing.

Part Three – Printing 

Thursday, March 23 from 6-9pm at Dallas Center for Photography (4756 Algiers St, Dallas, TX 75207)

Location Map here:

  • This three-hour class in DCP’s darkroom has students take their processed film negatives from the previous lesson and handprint 8×10 inch positive images utilizing traditional darkroom equipment. Students leave class with 2-5 prints hand-made by them, as well as an understanding of the full analog image-making process and an appreciation for the long history behind the medium.

How to register: Click on the link below. You will be redirected to the Dallas Center for Photography website.

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